“Where’s Wes Weddell?” asked the Seattle Times in 2001, after Wes set off on a grant-funded adventure turning regional stories into songs. These days that answer is likely “in or around Seattle,” but a better question might be “What’s he doing today?” Performing, writing, recording, teaching, sitting-in, presenting—all have become regular parts of the Seattle singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s repertoire.
Since My Northwest Home introduced him to the scene in 2001, many more stages, albums, collaborations, and honors have followed. Touring increased, airplay accrued. A 12-year association with beloved folksinging duo Reilly & Maloney began. Life happened, and the touring slowed (Seattle’s not exactly centrally-located). Wes’ Northwest roots sank deeper and spread.
Beginning in 2010, Wes began working with The Bushwick Book Club - Seattle, a collective of songwriters and artists who write and perform original works inspired by a different literary selection each month. Songs from this catalogue comprise the selections on 2015’s Nobody’s Flag, a full-band effort firmly in the rootsy-Americana vein.
A native of Pullman, WA, Wes is also an avid baseball fan and mountain huckleberry picker.